It’s no secret that obesity rates continue to climb and it’s no secret that as we age our activity level drops off significantly. This combination can result in your mobility decreasing as you age. Once your mobility is to a point where you can’t take care of yourself then you can lose your independence. But how can you improve your mobility as you age? Is it possible to improve it no matter the age?
From bodyweight training to dumbbells, weight training can change your life! Seriously, it’s not that you will get bigger than a bodybuilder or that you will lose 20 pounds in a few days. Strength training can improve your life completely, from sleep to your mentality… Check it out! Read The Full Article
We often get the question, “Why should I lift? It doesn’t even matter…I have a balanced diet.” Obviously it does! Many people avoid it because they feel intimidated, but this is a huge mistake. Here’s a quick synopsis by a leading expert on why strength training matters. Read The Full Article
This week we have a great article from Joan Pagano – best selling fitness author. I actually own her most recent book (Strength Training Exercises for Women) and know for a fact that it’s really informative and just well done overall – plus we’ve interviewed her before! Anyways, we keep with our theme of staying active as we age (especially for women in the case of this article) to help build muscle and improve our overall quality of life – enjoy! Read The Full Article
One of the major benefits of strength training and weight lifting is that it can actually improve your bone health and therefore prevent osteoporosis.
This can be especially important for women (due to osteoporosis) but it is also important for men as well; we all want strong, healthy bones! Movements that cause bone impact (hiking, dancing…etc) cause our bones to reinforce themselves which makes them stronger. Weight lifting is literally one of the best methods to do this! Read The Full Article